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Mud Pots, Lake Myvatn

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Geologic Formation Nature / Park
At Mud Pots, the strong smell of sulfur and the combination of bubbling mud and thermal pools will make you feel like you're on another planet. Hike up and down the hill from the right side, since the left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. Watch how the acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. Several wooden platforms at the top of the hill offer views of the valley, lava fields, and highlands. Be careful, since the crust is very thin in places, and hot water is right below. On wet days, paths are muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Using our online itinerary creator, Reykjahlid attractions like Mud Pots can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The scenery around the geothermal area is fascinanting as is the activity in and around the mud pools, steam vents and various other geothermal vents and places that spew out sulfur and other minerals...  more »
  • This is worth a fast stop if you are travelling on Highway 1 east of Myvatn. There are several hot springs, steam vents and mud pots with a trail through the area. The smell is sulfurous and safety is...  more »
  • How can something smell so bad. This is definitely worth the experience as it is fascinating to see.  more »